Ma Maison 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and 2014 ‘Two Richards’ Pinot Noir

Ma Maison is the Martinborough wine venture of wine and food enthusiasts Edward and Marjory Leung. In 1995 they established their Pinot Noir vineyard on Lake Ferry Road, and extended the plantings in 1998 to produce the first vintage of their own-labelled ‘Ma Maison’ wine with the 2003 vintage. There are eight Pinot Noir clones, close-planted and Guyot pruned to 8-10 buds per vine for low yields. A small amount of Chardonnay is also planted. The Leungs have the very experienced Glenys Hanson tending to the viticulture, and from the 2014 vintage Wendy Potts as their winemaker, taking over from Chris Buring who retired. The wines have been well received as serious bottlings and this is set to continue. It should be noted the vineyards to south of the Martinborough village can be a little cooler, and more clay influence in the soils, so appear to have subtle stylistic differences to those from vineyards of the Martinborough Terrace. Here, I review the 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and the 2014 ‘Special Cuvee’ Pinot Noir. Each time it is made, it is named after a family member, this being the ‘Two Richards’ after Edward’s brother and son.


  • Ma Maison Martinborough Chardonnay 2015
  • Ma Maison Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015
  • Ma Maison ‘Cuvee Two Richards’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

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